Toledo, officially the City of Toledo, (Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Toledo; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Toledo), or simply known as Toledo City, is a 3rd class city in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 170,335 people.
|City of Toledo|
Aerial view of Toledo
Map of Cebu with Toledo highlighted
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|District||3rd district of Cebu|
|Cityhood||19 June 1960|
|Barangays||38 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Panlungsod|
|• Mayor||John Osmeña|
|• Vice Mayor||Antonio Yapha|
|• Congressman||Gwendolyn Garcia|
|• Electorate||103,658 voters (2016)|
|• Total||216.28 km2 (83.51 sq mi)|
|• Density||790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)32|
|Climate type||Tropical climate|
|Income class||3rd city income class|
|Revenue (₱)||1,018.3 million (2016)|
Toledo City is bordered to the north by the town of Balamban, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is Cebu City And Naga and the town of Minglanilla, and to the south is the town of Pinamungajan.
On 18 June 1960 Toledo became a chartered city under Republic Act No. 2688.
Toledo is about 50 kilometres (30 mi) away from Cebu City and is widely known for its huge mining industry owned by Atlas Consolidated Mining and Development Corporation, which is the umbrella of Carmen Copper Corporation and its Toledo Mine.
It is formerly known as Pueblo Hinulawan.
Second World WarEdit
In 1942 the Japanese Imperial forces captured and occupied the town of Toledo.
In 1945 local Filipino forces of the Philippine Commonwealth Army from the 8th, 82nd, 83rd, 85th and 86th Infantry Division aided by Cebuano guerrilla resistance fighters, battled against the Japanese Imperial forces and liberated the town of Toledo.
Toledo City (1960-present)Edit
On June 19, 1960, Toledo became a chartered city under Republic Act No. 2688. It was made into a city through the efforts of then Congressman Manuel A. Zosa, representative of the old Sixth District of Cebu, who authored Republic Act No. 2688.
Although not as progressive as Cebu's other cities, it is unique in that it is the only city in the province on the western seaboard facing Negros Oriental – and therefore strategically located. (Danao, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu City, Talisay, Naga, and Carcar are on the east. One more city, Bogo City, is in the north, on the eastern side.)
Shrine of Saint Pedro CalungsodEdit
Following the canonization on 21 October 2012 of Visayan teen martyr Pedro Calungsod (1672), the hilltop parish of Cantabaco became the first shrine and church named after the second Filipino saint.
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Toledo City comprises 38 barangays:
|072251016||Don Andres Soriano (Lutopan)||7.5%||12,764||15,333||−3.43%|
|072251024||Gen. Climaco (Malubog)||3.7%||6,337||5,521||2.66%|
|072251023||Juan Climaco, Sr. (Magdugo)||3.7%||6,279||5,568||2.31%|
|072251034||Santo Niño (Mainggit)||3.1%||5,316||4,320||4.03%|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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- Republic Act No. 2688 (18 June 1960), Charter of the City of Toledo
- Carmen Copper Corporation
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- Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
- Poog Crag: A Brand-New Rock Climbing Destination in a Tropical Paradise
- Adrenaline Romance, Cantabaco
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